18 August 1942

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Transcript:

Aug 18, 1942

I Love You

Hello Sweetheart, I Love You, I Love You, I Love You.

How are you tonight? O.K.? O.K.

I’m rather tired tonight,—We started on an intensive training program that is supposed to last until Nov. 7th. If it is all as tough as it was today, for the first day.—well—we sure ought to be able to take it. We had to crawl on our stomachs—and I do mean flat—our face touching the ground—running [illegible cross out] into bugs,—insects etc. for about 600 ft. up hill.

Fun unh?—Tomorrow we go for an overnight hike—it is supposed to be the first day of a 3 day maneuver in which our Troop will be the attacking force. I don’t know what all we will do.

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Sib (my brother) and the fellow that was with him came here today, this afternoon about 4 o’clock.—They stayed until about 7:30—there gone now—I sure did hate to see them go. It has made be a little homesick to say the least.—He sure did look good—I guess he is going to the Army too. Good Luck to him. I couldn’t even get a pass to go to Manhattan with them—that makes me so mad—It seems to me that when you haven’t seen a brother for about 8 mos. or so they could let you go out for a night when you don’t have anything else to do at all. I suppose they are there is no any use saying anything about it tho—

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I change the subject now—

Gee Honey—I sure do feel low—Guess I better start again unh?—That didn’t change the subject much did it.

It won’t belong untill the day rolls alongs—A year ago—I sure wish I could spend it with you—That is one day I wish will always be glad for. Because I met the sweetest little girl in the world.

Guess I’ll quit for tonight Honey

Goodnight Sweetheart

I Love You

x Walt x

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